Thanks for stopping by! Lots of stuff coming up in the Coastal Bend Family, including upcoming releases by Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness (Sweetheart of the Rodeo Tribute, April 21st); Leslie Tom (March 23rd) and Adam Lopez (April 6th). Casey James Prestwood is up for an Ameripolitan Award for best Honkytonk Male on February 13th.. Lloyd Green is also getting a "Founder of the Sound" award also. Lots of action in the studio too, with Larry Nix working on twp upcoming releases with Jim Christie on drums (Dwight Yokum, Merle Haggard), Eugene Moles (Merle Haggard, Buck Owens) Justin Weaver (Dixie Chicks) on guitars and Pete Wasner on keys (Vince Gill). Watch for late spring release dates. Texas songwriter Richard Dean released a new record of his fine tunes with some special guests such as Andy Hall on dobro (Infamous Stringdusters) and Pete Wasner. Lauren Michaels released a new record with her fine band, augmented with guitarists Justin Weaver and Eugene Moles (Buck Owens, Merle Haggard). And finally we are eying dates when she is not busy with the Western Flyers to start a new Katie Glassman and Snapshot record..Keep and eye out! Scroll below for links to more artist news...
Congrats to Andy Hall from the Infamous Stringdusters for his Grammy Award win...Andy appears on both Leslie Tom and Richard Deans new releases...
Hand Drawn Records
We are very excited to announce that we are teaming up with Hand Drawn Records of Dallas, TX for a joint release of the "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" tribute record. It will be released in a limited edition version for Record Store Day on April 21st in a special colored yellow colored vinyl with a poster insert (see your local store to order an advance copy), and then will be in the Hand Drawn catalog in both vinyl and CD after that.
Sweetheart of the Rodeo Tribute
Coastal Bend is proud to announce a new steel guitar instrumental tribute to the Byrds "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" record featuring the two original steel guitarists on the recording, Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness. Recorded at Cinderella Sound in Nashville, TN, the record will be released in August with shows at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Muddy Roots radio show. In addition, the record closes with a vocal version of "You Ain't Going Nowhere" with lead vocals by Jeff Hanna, Richie Furay, Jim Lauderdale and Herb Peterson. Releasing on Record Store Day on limited edition vinyl and CD April 22nd.
Leslie Tom is releasing her new record "Ain't It Something, Hank Williams" on March 23, 2018. Produced by John Macy, it is a personal tribute to Hank Williams that features song both by and about Hank. Recorded at Cinderella Sound in Nashville and Mighty Fine Productions in Denver, CO, it features Lloyd Green on steel guitar and Eugene Moles on guitars.
Leslie Tom's new release "Ain't It Something, Hank Williams" will be released on March 23rd.
Upcoming release is a 10" vinyl EP entitled "The Cinderella Sessions".
Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels
Casey James Prestwood is up for an Ameripolitan Award in Memphis on February 13, 2018. Best of luck to him and his John Macy produced record "Born Too Late".
Lauren Michaels releases her debut solo record on May 26th at the Syntax Opera House in Denver, CO at 9:00 PM. Great new record!